Workshop Flyer - University of Miami School of Architecture

Girne American University, International Centre for Heritage Studies
Abraham’s house
Designing the Temple of peace
International design workshop (spring festival)
May 5th-May 8th 2015, Girne American University, Faculty of Architecture,
Design & Fine Arts, room ADA 104, Girne campus, TRNC.
Special guests: (confirmed)
Yiorgos Hadjichristou, Cyprus
Eric Firley, University of Miami, School of Architecture, USA
Kutsal Öztürk, American University of Cyprus
Emilija Nikolic, Beograd University, Archaeological Institute of Belgrade
Ilaria Geddes, Independent researcher, Italy
Scientific Coordinator: Alessandro Camiz, [email protected]
Organizer: Alessandro Bruccoleri
Tutors: Emilja Nikolic, Alessandro Bruccoleri, Muhittin Can, Ma’in Abushaika, Ahmad Alzamil, Alina Mamedeva, Kimia
Najafi, Nazanim Gherabi Tehrani
Organizing committee: Ercin Aydin, Muharrem Fetvacioglu, Ahmet Arslan, Giulia Masini
With the patrociny: Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali, Ordine Architetti, Pianificatori e Conservatori di Roma e Provincia;
Istituto Alcide Cervi, Museo Cervi, Biblioteca Archivio “Emilio Sereni”; Centro Studi Città Territorio, Italy.
The design team will design a Temple of Peace, dedicated to Abraham, using sustainable materials (textiles,
ropes and wooden elements). Architecture as a language of peace, the house as an element of unity in the
different countries of the Mediterranean, and the design of a temple of peace based on the description of
Abraham's house, these are, in summary, the topics to be discussed in the workshop. The meetings - on the
theme of peacebuilding - intertwine news and current affairs through a reflection that leaves and goes back
to the "Genesis", the myth of the house of Abraham as a common origin of churches, mosques and
synagogues. In the same house was in fact created the sacred space for Jews, Christians and Muslims, the
three great monotheistic religions. And as written by Giuseppe Strappa, “the tent of the patriarch, religious
expression of the origins of the house, collects the poetry of the protected space and, together, opens to the
other, to the traveler. Abraham welcomes, in the Genesis, the three travelers who come to the shady oaks of
Mamre below his tent, where he prepares for them, absolute strangers, a banquet. In the Torah the house of
Abraham is the very symbol of chesed, love for the neighbour. In the Surah of Imran, the Kaaba built by
Ibrahim is the first house built by man, destined to become a meeting place and refuge".
Girne American University, International Centre for Heritage Studies
May 5th, Tuedsay
9,00-9,30 Registration, ADA104
9,30-10,00 Salutations, ADA104
Hossein Sadri (Girne American University)
Kutsal Öztürk (American University of
Gabriella Bonini (Istituto Alcide Cervi,
Biblioteca Archivio “Emilio Sereni”)
Hassina Nafa (Girne American University)
10,00-11,00 Lectures, ADA104
Alessandro Camiz, (GAU)
The architecture of peace
Alessandro Bruccoleri, (GAU)
Workshop site presentation
Yiorgos Hadjichristou, (Architect, Cyprus)
Living along the dead zone
Mehmet Adil (GAU)
Sibel Kemal Uzun (GAU)
16,00-17,00 Project review, ADA104
17,00-21.00 Working on the project, ADA104 (not
May 7th, Thursday
9,00-13,00 Working on the posters, ADA104
13,00-14,00 Social Lunch
14,00-16,00 Lectures, ADA104
11,00-12,00 Site visit
12,00-13,00 Workshop briefing, ADA104
Design groups and tutors
13,00-14,00 Social Lunch
14,00-16,00 Lectures, ADA104
Lutz Presser, (GAU)
The concept of camouflage art
Fodei Conteh, (GAU)
The Ka'aba and the dialectics of peace
Ilaria Geddes, (Indipendent researcher, Italy)
The meaning of home
Kutsal Öztürk, (American University of
Architecture: art and science
Shahin Keynoush, (GAU)
The Persian garden: land of peace
Emiljia Nikolic (Beograd University,
Archaeological Institute of Belgrade)
Temporary architecture in archaeological
16,00-17,00 Project review, ADA104
17,00-21.00 Working on the project, ADA104 (not
16,00-17.00 Working on the design, ADA104
May 8th, Friday
17,00-21.00 Working on the project, ADA104 (not
9,00-11,00 Finalizing the posters, ADA104
11,00-13,00 Printing posters
13,00-14,00 Social Lunch
May 6th, Wednesday
9,00-13,00 Working on the design, ADA104
14,00-15,30 Friday Seminar Lecture, Millennium
building, Senate hall
13,00-14,00 Social Lunch
Alessandro Camiz (GAU, University of Miami)
14,00-16,00 Lecture, Millennium building, Senate
Eric Firley, (University of Miami), Urban masterplans
as ambiguous cultural artifacts
Hossein Sadri (GAU)
Kutsal Öztürk (American University of
15,30-17,00 Exhibition opening, Techno Park,
distribution of certificates of participation
19,00-21,00 Social dinner